Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: The Truth About Statistics

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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Pour yourself a cup of Joe, settle into your favorite chair and cozy up with my long-form weekend reads:

  • Capital Man: Thomas Piketty Is Economics' Biggest Sensation. He's Also the Field's Fiercest Critic (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • The Prose of Psychoanalysis (TLS)
  • Three Ways Jeff Bezos Keeps Improving Amazon's Workforce (Quartz)
  • A Silicon Valley Disaster: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up (Business Insider)
  • The Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates (Chicago Magazine)
  • Stories Triumph Statistics (Seeking Wisdom)
  • The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others by Oliver Sacks (New York Review of Books)
  • Christie's Mastro Mistake: Report Backfires Politically, Legally (NJ Spotlight) see also Crossing Chris Christie (New Yorker)
  • Why do stories exist? Literary scholars look to neuroscience (WSJ)
  • Can You Buy a License to Speed? (Priceonomics)

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